Keith Kahn-Harris

Sociologist, freelance writer, editor

A sociologist by training, I am senior lecturer at Leo Baeck College, London, director of the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and associate lecturer at Birkbeck College.

I've published widely, including four books (with a fifth one currently under contract). I have written non-academic articles and reviews for many years for a range of publications

This portfolio highlights some of the work I am most proud of, the diversity of my interests and my ability to write for a wide range of audiences.

Portfolio

Botswana's Cowboy Metalheads | VICE | United Kingdom
I wrote the text (uncredited) for this feature on Botswanan heavy metal

Jewish Quarterly (edited by me 2014-15)

Guest editorship of Jewish Quarterly spring 2015
Guest editorship of Jewish Quarterly autumn/winter 2014
Guest editorship of Jewish Quarterly summer 2014
Guest editorship of Jewish Quarterly spring 2014

Other interests

Why I love tax havens - Endless Magazine - Medium
A few days ago a friend shared on Facebook the image above. The image was surely intended to provoke outrage, as well it should: the tax avoidance strategies of corporations...
Luxembourg: posh restaurants and free clubbing in the party city
I was sitting, hungover, in a sauna full of naked men and women taking part in a Japanese ritual, while a guy clad only in a towel banged gongs, sprayed water and burned...
The Scooby Doo Fallacy and Other Explorations in Social Science Fiction
This is 'book' 4 in the series The Impossible Books of Keith Kahn-Harris . The cover was created by Gus Condeixa. For more on this series, read the introduction . What sort of...
The left should learn to love Gibraltar - it's a multicultural haven | Keith Kahn-Harris
The possibility of armed conflict with Spain over Gibraltar seems so utterly absurd it's laughable. Could something so extraordinarily retrograde and so apparently pointless...
Excuse All The Blood
A fictional take on metal in Israel

Talks, lectures and interviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIMknZVhOeM&t=20s
Scenes, subcultures, groups -- obscure but outstanding
Keith Kahn-Harris on Metal Music
Most of the time we hear about metal through the musicians or critics. What is your perspective, as both a sociologist and a fan? It is difficult for me to disengage my...
The Best Waterskier in Luxembourg: Big Fish in Small Communities with Keith Kahn-Harris |...
Keith Kahn-Harris describes himself as professionally curious. This curiosity has taken him around the world in search for the big fish who make their splash in small...

This website screwed the format and wouldn't let me delete!

In the new Trump era, Jews are being used as pawns
Despite the appointment of Steve Bannon as an advisor with ties to the antisemitic "alt-right"; despite the use of antisemitic tropes in electoral material; despite the...
In the new Trump era, Jews are being used as pawns
Despite the appointment of Steve Bannon as an advisor with ties to the antisemitic "alt-right"; despite the use of antisemitic tropes in electoral material; despite the...

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